Goffstown Public Library's
While we aren't sure when we'll be back in the Library with all of you, we are preparing for that to happen. Currently, all materials checked out are now due on dates beginning June 2, 2020; the Library has 3,753 items out in the community .

What you can do now:
  • Log into your library account and check your due dates; get started at the My Account link at www.goffstownlibrary.com.
  • Look out for emails that will be sent before June 2; please add library@gmilcs.org to your email address book.
  • Plan to return materials on the exact day they are due if possible; we do not have the capacity to accept hundreds of items at once and quarantine them safely for our staff prior to cleaning and reshelving.

Please know:
  • During this time, no late fines will be added to your account for overdue items, and you can return materials when the Library reopens with no penalty.
  • Our staff continues to work from home and misses you all. We're all anxious to get back to work together!
  • We continue to monitor email at goflib@goffstownlibrary.com for assistance with account questions, and our online resources & services.
  • The chat service is available at www.goffstownlibrary.com, monitored by Michelle and Elizabeth.

Up-to-date information will be posted at www.goffstownlibrary.com, and through social media. If you have any other questions, please reply to this email or send a message directly to Dianne Hathaway, Library Director, at dianneh@goffstownlibrary.com .

Be well.
We are monitoring available information and guidance on COVID-19.
For the most up to date information please visit the Department of Health & Human Services and Centers for Disease Control websites.
For more resources and information: www.goffstownlibrary.com/covid-19 .
What Are You Reading?
Find your next great read with the help of our staff! Each week, we're highlighting new picks that are all available in the e-library. Discover these in posts and videos online.

Check out Barbara's historical fiction, Cyndi's classics, Doreen's thrillers, Micaela's young adult and science fiction, Patti's kids and early readers, Michelle's fiction and nonfiction, and Stacey's young adult titles.

No accounts required to see what we're posting.

Want to share what you're reading and leave us a review? We'd love to hear your feedback at https://forms.gle/MzayLsVYMHjvHvnM9 .
Calendar Highlights
New Episodes Every Week

Live Story Times with Ms. Patti and Ms. Doreen
  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 9:30am

Life Skills for Teens
  • Tuesdays at 1pm

How-To for Adults
  • Wednesdays at 5pm

Book Talks at 1pm
  • Thursdays - Teen Book Talk with Stacey
  • Fridays - Kids' Book Talk with Ms. Patti - You can catch up on chapter readings of The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary at www.goffstownlibrary.com/children (you won't see these videos listed on our channel due to copyright restrictions).
  • Saturdays - Adult Book Talk with Michelle
Children’s Book Week (May 4 - 10) is an annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. We’ve reimagined this spring celebration for readers to celebrate at home and connect online with fun downloadable resources.

Kids in kindergarten through grade 5 can Take the Challenge to earn a free, gently-used book from our collection when the Library re-opens.

YouTube Events:

Please visit www.goffstownlibrary.com/children for details and more Children's Book Week fun.
Knit & Crochet Club Meets Online
Tuesday, May 26 at 6:30pm

We'll meet remotely via WebEx. If you'd like to join us, please send your email address to friends@goffstownlibrary.com , and we'll add it to the Knit & Crochet Club email list. A few days before the event, you'll receive an email with a link to join the fun.

All knitters & crocheters are welcome, all ages, all levels of experience!
Borrow Read Repeat
No Holds, No Waiting!

When you borrow from the e-library, there's never any waiting, and no overdue fines to worry about - books are automatically returned by the app when they're due!
Cover of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Now through May 31

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is available with unlimited access through the OverDrive , Libby and hoopla apps.

Visit harrypotterathome.com for additional information and activities.
Cover of The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai
The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai
Now through June 30

"Expansive in scope and feeling, The Mountains Sing is a feat of hope, an unflinchingly felt inquiry into the past, with courageous storytelling of the present." - Ocean Vuong, author of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Available instantly on the hoopla app.

Visit the hoopla Book Club Hub for a discussion guide, author interview, and additional recommended titles for book club readers - http://theclub.hoopladigital.com .
Cover of Marvel's the Runaways
Marvel's Runaways
Now through July 31

"The best original concept from Marvel in thirty years." - Wizard Magazine

Runaways Vol. 1: Pride & Joy is a fun, fast-paced read, and will appeal to teens and adult readers alike. This graphic novel is available instantly on the hoopla app.

Visit TheClub.HooplaDigital.com/GraphicNovel for a discussion guide and additional title recommendations for readers.
Duke Classics
OverDrive & Libby

These classic titles are always available! You won't have to wait for someone to return one of these 50+ books to start reading or listening. There's also a handful of Read-Alongs , narrated by professional readers accompanied by highlighted text. Check out titles like Pride and Prejudice, A Tale of Two Cities, Agatha Christie's The Mysterious Affair at Styles , or The Wonderful Wizard of Oz .
May The 4th Be With You
hoopla Digital

There's a collection of 40+ Star Wars e-books and comics for you on hoopla. Print your activity kit that include puzzles and coloring pages at bit.ly/hooplaStarWars2020 .
E-Books, E-Audio, Magazines, Movies, Comics, Television & More

The Library offers a variety of places for you to get your digital content, each with unique collections. See what they have to offer:

Grab a copy of our takeout menu

Order up something good from the Library anytime! You'll find an abundance of online offerings to take advantage of – in the e-library, and on our YouTube channel. Get your copy here: https://bit.ly/GPLtakeout2020.
There's more for you to choose from with TumbleBooks!

You now have unlimited access to read as many books as you want, on any device with TumbleBooks. There are no checkouts, holds, or downloads. Books are available instantly through August 31, 2020. You'll find a large selection of e-books, e-audio and math books for students in grades k-12, and romance novels for adults.

You can find these links anytime at www.goffstownlibrary.com/stuck-at-home.
... but wait! There's more!
What Else Can You Do When You’re Stuck at Home?

  • Take a virtual tour of a museum
  • Research your genealogy with Ancestry®
  • Remote wildlife viewing
  • Access activities for kids from NASA, Smithsonian, and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
  • Take a coding course
  • Study with GED® & College Admissions Test Preps
  • Get resources for teaching & learning for pre-k through undergraduate
  • and more!

You'll find links to these and more at http://www.goffstownlibrary.com/stuck-at-home . We'll be updating this webpage weekly, please check back often to see what's new.

*Please evaluate these sites based on your needs and preferences. The Goffstown Public Library does not endorse any of these sites. Availability is subject to change.
Create and Craft
Would you like more emails about crafts and creating?

Creativebug has created a "Crafting at Home" series and we'd love to share it with you! To add your name to the email list and start receiving more crafty inspiration in your inbox (about once a week), just click the Creativebug image above (it will add your email automatically). Or, visit the "Update Profile" link at the bottom of this email and select the "Create and Craft" email list. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Creativebug is always available to you in the Education category of our e-library at  www.goffstownlibrary.com.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
You can sign up for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten at https://bit.ly/GPL1000books and print out your log sheets to get started counting the books you read with your child. Read more at www.goffstownlibrary.com/1000books .

1000 Books Before Kindergarten promotes reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers, and encourages parent and child bonding through reading. The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is simple and attainable - read a book, any book to your child, with the goal of reading 1,000 before kindergarten.
Be Counted
U.S. Census 2020

The 2020 Census is more than a population count. It's an opportunity to shape the future of your community. The 2020 Census marks the first time that you can respond to the census online, by phone, or by mail. Start at https://2020census.gov/ .

An accurate count is critical to communities across the country. Review basic facts about the 2020 Census at https://2020census.gov/en/what-is-2020-census.html , and learn how the Census Bureau protects your data at https://2020census.gov/en/data-protection.html .

If you have questions about something you've heard about the census, visit https://2020census.gov/en/news-events/rumors.html to get the most accurate information.

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